It can be disheartening to work hard and put yourself out there only to be met with criticism and resistance. It’s easy to become discouraged when you come up against those who don’t understand or appreciate the value of your contribution. But the truth is, when you shine bright and strive for greatness, it’s inevitable that some people will not like what you do or how you do it. Rather than allowing criticism to dim your light, let’s explore how we can keep shining without fear.
Focus on Your Why
When we stay connected to our “why” the motivating force behind why we began this journey in the first place it becomes easier to ignore negative comments from those who don’t understand our message or mission. Focusing on the end goal and keeping an eye on the big picture helps us maintain a level of perspective so that criticism does not derail our progress. Keeping a journal of your thoughts, feelings, goals, and motivations can help remind you of why it is worth continuing your pursuit despite resistance from others.
Stay Connected To Your Community
It is important to build a strong support system within your community which will lift you up even in times of doubt and discouragement. Surrounding yourself with like minded individuals who are actively striving towards their own personal growth is one way to combat the negativity that comes with criticism. Staying connected with people who share similar values and beliefs helps foster collaboration and camaraderie which further enhances motivation and productivity levels in spite of resistance from outside sources.
Be Confident In Who You Are
Confidence comes from within; it cannot be taught or acquired through any external source. The best way to silence criticism is by being confident in who you are as a person and believing in what you have set out to accomplish despite opposition from others. Remind yourself of all that you have already achieved this far; focus on past successes instead of failures or rejections when times are tough. Celebrate small victories along the way as they will help fuel your internal fire during moments of self-doubt caused by external criticism.
At the end of the day, it is important to remember that no one else has walked in your shoes nor experienced everything that life has thrown at you; therefore, no one else knows exactly what drives each decision made along life’s journey except for you! So, rather than allowing outside opinions determine how much success we receive or how brightly we shine our light, let us remain focused on our “why” while staying connected to our supportive community while building confidence in ourselves despite whatever criticisms come our way!
Here is to your success,